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[mass noun] Lack of knowledge or information.‘he acted in ignorance of basic procedures’
lack of knowledge, lack of educationincomprehension, unawareness, unconsciousness, inexperience, innocenceView synonyms
- ‘Let the chattering classes recognize their stupidity and ignorance and ponder on them.’
- ‘The ability of Marxists to forget their history and yet rise above their ignorance is profound.’
- ‘Whether intentional or through ignorance, the blog in question is peddling lies.’
- ‘Our work can only succeed if we keep the humans in a constant state of fear and ignorance.’
- ‘Those people who would take us back to an age of ignorance and intolerance should be exposed and shunned.’
- ‘There is such a great deal of ignorance of mental phenomena and physical phenomena.’
- ‘We cannot be blinded by the smoke of ignorance, we must rise up and learn to see what is staring us straight in the face.’
- ‘I hope that this is a matter of ignorance and not a well-thought-out, stable policy.’
- ‘If it was purely ignorance, you'd expect the mistakes to display a normal distribution.’
- ‘The biggest qualm I have with fair trade is its basic ignorance of comparative advantage.’
- ‘But the emperor is also a prisoner of his own ignorance and fear of the world beyond his home.’
- ‘So that part of her closing statements reveals her abiding stupidity and ignorance.’
- ‘His enrolment was obviously greatly helped by his total ignorance of religion.’
- ‘In fact, all sentient beings have that potential of being free from ignorance and confusion.’
- ‘The legacy of Lindh is the confusion and ignorance that afflicts today's referendum.’
- ‘Who are these people and why are they displaying their ignorance of such vital financial issues?’
- ‘When the author seems complacent about imprisonment, it is not out of ignorance.’
- ‘Our fear is based on ignorance, they loftily believe, and can be safely dismissed.’
- ‘Of course, such attitudes are the epitome of ignorance, and reveal a total lack of wisdom.’
- ‘There are vast tracts of ignorance in my knowledge and really there are lots of other people who know more than me.’
Middle English: via Old French from Latin ignorantia, from ignorant- not knowing (see ignorant).
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